Lolo Trail Fish Creek Road to Canyon Overlook Lewis and Clark/Nez Perce National Historic Trail

Missoula, Montana 59804

Lolo Trail Fish Creek Road to Canyon Overlook Lewis and Clark/Nez Perce National Historic Trail

Lolo Trail: Fish Creek Road to Canyon Overlook Lewis and Clark/Nez Perce National Historic Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The Lolo Trail is an ancient travel corridor once used by Native Americans for 6,000–8,000 years. The trail is comprised of a network of ancient routes that formed a travel corridor across the northern Rocky Mountains from present day Lolo, Montana, to Weippe, Idaho, west of Lolo Pass. The trail along Highway 1 2, once a Native American trading and hunting route, closely follows the highway across the Bitterroot Mountains to the Clearwater River. It was the westbound route of the Lewis and Clark expedition in search of the Northwest Passage and the eastbound route of the Nez Perce traveling to hunt buffalo on the eastern plains. Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail markers face westbound hikers; Nez Perce National Historic Trail markers face eastbound hikers. This hike follows a 1 .5-mile segment of the ancient trail to an overlook of the upper Lolo Creek drainage."

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"Lawrence “Lolo” Rence was an early 1 9th century fur trapper who lived in a cabin on Grave Creek, a tributary of Lolo Creek. Lolo shot and wounded a grizzly bear, who charged and mauled him.

Lolo died a short time later in his cabin and was buried on a grassy bench above Grave Creek. His grave was recently rediscovered and a large white cross marks the location. Since his death, a Montana town, a historic trail, a hot springs, a 5,235-foot pass, and a national forest have all been named after him."

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Trail Information

Missoula
Nearby City
3
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-Round
Season
U.S.G.S. Lolo Hot Springs
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Nov 2018